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Main Title Measurement of perchloroethylene in ambient air /
Author Evans, G. F. ; Baumgardner, R. E. ; Bumgarner, J. E. ; Finkelstein, P. L. ; Knoll, J. E.
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Evans, G. F.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/4-79-047
Stock Number PB80-144678
OCLC Number 32190418
Subjects Air--Pollution--Measurement
Additional Subjects Organic solvents ; Dry cleaning ; Degreasing ; Toxic substances ; Sampling ; New York ; Texas ; Michigan ; Quality assurance ; Air pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sites ; Ethylene/tetrachloro ; Air quality ; Air pollution sampling ; New York City(New York) ; Houston(Texas) ; Detroit(Michigan)
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N/A Perchloroethylene--Measurement ; Tetrachloroethylene--Measurement
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA-600/4-79-047 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 03/31/1995
EKBD  EPA 600/4-79-047 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/04/2019
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-79-047 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/4-79-047 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/29/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-4-79-047 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-144678 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 91 pages : maps, 1 plan, 1 form ; 28 cm.
Perchloroethylene (i.e., tetrachloroethylene) is an organic solvent widely used in dry cleaning and industrial metal degreasing operations. Short-term field studies were conducted in each of three major metropolitan areas which were selected on the basis of the number, density and size of perchloroethylene emission sources as well as the proximity of such sources to centers of high population density. Dry cleaning, a ubiquitous activity scattered throughout any metropolitan area, increases in volume proportionately with population density. Hence, New York City, with the greatest population density in the U.S., was selected as a study area. Metropolitan Houston was chosen primarily because the Diamond Shamrock plant, located in suburban Deer Park, is one of the largest perchloroethylene producers in the nation. Finally, metropolitan Detroit was included because of the number of metal degreasing operations located in the area.
"EPA-600/4-79-047." "August 1979." Includes bibliographical references (page 68).